High Court challenge looms for Morrison over refugees

A FRESH High Court challenge could be launched after the Immigration Minister indicated he would personally apply a "national interest" test for permanent protection applications from people who arrive without a visa.

Two weeks after the High Court struck down the Government's attempt to cap the number of protection visas for some refugees, Scott Morrison has moved to circumvent the decision.

He has declared he will personally apply a "national interest" test for those who arrive without a visa and apply for permanent protection.

Refugee advocate David Manne has signalled a possible second legal challenge, telling the ABC the move is extraordinary.

"[It will] essentially defy the clear will of Parliament and the rule of law in this country," he said.

Read the full story at ABC News.

Topics:  asylum seekers federal politics scott morrison

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